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6th grader Aidan was determined to be the final sixth grade "Vocabulary Collector of the Week," and his final set of vocabulary words pretty much blew my socks off.  Check out my weekly vocabulary routine online: http://www.corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

6th grader Aidan was determined to be the final sixth grade "Vocabulary Collector of the Week," and his final set of vocabulary words pretty much blew my socks off. Check out my weekly vocabulary routine online: http://www.corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

My 7th graders are finishing their self-chosen non-fiction unit that I made thanks to Common Core Standards. 7th grader Tyler read the sports-themed book "Dynamo," and he found great vocabulary with the book.  He wins a 'Vocab Collector of the Week' award with this set!  Check out my vocab resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

My 7th graders are finishing their self-chosen non-fiction unit that I made thanks to Common Core Standards. 7th grader Tyler read the sports-themed book "Dynamo," and he found great vocabulary with the book. He wins a 'Vocab Collector of the Week' award with this set! Check out my vocab resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

A really nice set of weekly vocabulary from Alejandra, one of my 8th graders.  Learn about my weekly vocabulary collecting routine here: http://www.corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

A really nice set of weekly vocabulary from Alejandra, one of my 8th graders. Learn about my weekly vocabulary collecting routine here: http://www.corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

8th grader Audrey scores a "Vocabulary Collecting" Award with this set of words, all inspired by our class non-fiction: "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl."  Check out my vocabulary resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

8th grader Audrey scores a "Vocabulary Collecting" Award with this set of words, all inspired by our class non-fiction: "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." Check out my vocabulary resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

Hey 7th graders, there are more VOCABULARY WRITING options available in the last quarter, and extra points will be given to sev-vies who do a good job trying the new ones.  The 8th graders--like Tayler G here--have mastered two new ones: "Sausage Sentences" and "Imp-Int-Exclam Sentences."  Let these serve as your exemplars until I post official ones at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

Hey 7th graders, there are more VOCABULARY WRITING options available in the last quarter, and extra points will be given to sev-vies who do a good job trying the new ones. The 8th graders--like Tayler G here--have mastered two new ones: "Sausage Sentences" and "Imp-Int-Exclam Sentences." Let these serve as your exemplars until I post official ones at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

7th grader Rylee--finishing her self-chosen nonfiction book ("Six Days in October") this last week--used a SpongeBob theme for this week's worth of words. Vocabulary Collecting award received! My vocabulary resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

7th grader Rylee--finishing her self-chosen nonfiction book ("Six Days in October") this last week--used a SpongeBob theme for this week's worth of words. Vocabulary Collecting award received! My vocabulary resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

6th grader Dontae wins a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award with this set of words from "The Eleventh Plague," which I think I recommended for him from the class library.  My vocabulary resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

6th grader Dontae wins a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award with this set of words from "The Eleventh Plague," which I think I recommended for him from the class library. My vocabulary resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

As his required "meaningful writing activity," seventh grader Timothy created this fake "Computer App" based on one of his vocabulary words of the week: lucent.    This was an activity actually designed by my 8th graders. Enjoy examples of all the vocabulary activities my 8th graders created here: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm#studentmade

As his required "meaningful writing activity," seventh grader Timothy created this fake "Computer App" based on one of his vocabulary words of the week: lucent. This was an activity actually designed by my 8th graders. Enjoy examples of all the vocabulary activities my 8th graders created here: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm#studentmade

As his required "meaningful writing activity," seventh grader Ethan created this fake "Computer App" based on one of his vocabulary words of the week: contrive.    This was an activity actually designed by my 8th graders. Enjoy examples of all the vocabulary activities my 8th graders created here: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm#studentmade

As his required "meaningful writing activity," seventh grader Ethan created this fake "Computer App" based on one of his vocabulary words of the week: contrive. This was an activity actually designed by my 8th graders. Enjoy examples of all the vocabulary activities my 8th graders created here: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm#studentmade

During our final quarter, my students create new vocabulary & writing activities for each other, and the best ones become actual options.  Here is a new take on personification that we're calling "The Anatomy of a Vocabulary Word."  It doesn't work with every word, but when you have the right word, think of the fun!  Click on the image to zoom in, especially to see the yellow paper, which explains the activity's specific criteria for "full credit."

During our final quarter, my students create new vocabulary & writing activities for each other, and the best ones become actual options. Here is a new take on personification that we're calling "The Anatomy of a Vocabulary Word." It doesn't work with every word, but when you have the right word, think of the fun! Click on the image to zoom in, especially to see the yellow paper, which explains the activity's specific criteria for "full credit."

7th grader Kasey won a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award for this set of words right before Thanksgiving!  Check out my online vocabulary resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

7th grader Kasey won a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award for this set of words right before Thanksgiving! Check out my online vocabulary resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

6th grader--Aidan--is one of the first to create his own on-line form for vocabulary this year.  We read a non-fiction article about Tsar Nicholas in preparation for understanding the allegory in "Animal Farm," and these were four of the words from that article.  Read about my vocabulary "collecting" expectations here:  http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

6th grader--Aidan--is one of the first to create his own on-line form for vocabulary this year. We read a non-fiction article about Tsar Nicholas in preparation for understanding the allegory in "Animal Farm," and these were four of the words from that article. Read about my vocabulary "collecting" expectations here: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

During our final quarter, my students create new vocabulary & writing activities for each other, and the best ones become actual options.  Here, students created horror movie posters, where the vocabulary word has to be in the movie's title or its 'tag line.'  I apologize for my eighth graders' dark sense of humor, but they're 8th graders!  Click on the image to zoom in, especially to see the yellow paper, which explains the activity's specific criteria for "full credit."

During our final quarter, my students create new vocabulary & writing activities for each other, and the best ones become actual options. Here, students created horror movie posters, where the vocabulary word has to be in the movie's title or its 'tag line.' I apologize for my eighth graders' dark sense of humor, but they're 8th graders! Click on the image to zoom in, especially to see the yellow paper, which explains the activity's specific criteria for "full credit."

6th grader Jacqueline found these words in our class novel, "Animal Farm," and she won a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award!  Good job, Jacqueline.  See all my vocabulary resources online at: http://www.pinterest.com/corbettharrison/vocabulary-collectors/

6th grader Jacqueline found these words in our class novel, "Animal Farm," and she won a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award! Good job, Jacqueline. See all my vocabulary resources online at: http://www.pinterest.com/corbettharrison/vocabulary-collectors/

During our final quarter, my students create new vocabulary & writing activities for each other, and the best ones become actual options. They can now create an App (for their phones or iPads) that is named after their vocabulary word, they have to describe what the app does, and they have to write fake user reviews.  Brilliant!  Click on the image to zoom in, especially to see the yellow paper, which explains the activity's specific criteria for "full credit."

During our final quarter, my students create new vocabulary & writing activities for each other, and the best ones become actual options. They can now create an App (for their phones or iPads) that is named after their vocabulary word, they have to describe what the app does, and they have to write fake user reviews. Brilliant! Click on the image to zoom in, especially to see the yellow paper, which explains the activity's specific criteria for "full credit."

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